Rehabilitation services

Sometimes children need special care when their physical abilities become impaired due to a major injury, illness or operation. This special care is called rehabilitation and Novita provides rehabilitation services that aim to improve the physical abilities of children in this situation.

This page briefly outlines Novita’s specialist rehabilitation programs and answers some commonly raised questions.

What kind of rehabilitation programs does Novita provide?

Novita provides the following specialist rehabilitation programs:

  • the Acquired Brain Injury Program, which specialises in rehabilitation after an acquired brain injury (such as a head injury or brain tumour)
  • the Acquired Disability Program which specialises in rehabilitation after an injury or illness causing a physical disability such as a spinal cord injury
  • the Physical Rehabilitation Program, which supports rehabilitation after medical procedures (such as botox or surgery).

Staff work closely with children, families, carers and other members of the community to provide support, advice and solutions to the many challenges they may face.


What does the Rehabilitation Service do?

Rehabilitation is a specialist area of health care and Novita have teams who specialise in providing these coordinated programs, which are time-limited (to meet the need for an ‘intensive burst’), outcome-focused, evidence-based, culturally sensitive and most importantly, based around the needs of children, their families and the wider community.

Who makes up the Rehabilitation teams?

The rehabilitation teams at Novita are made up of a wide variety of specialists including, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and medical rehabilitation specialists. These people work closely with staff from hospitals and other service providers to ensure children and their families receive the best possible support.


Where can I receive support?

Support is available to Novita clients at a variety of locations – including the Novita offices and pools, private homes, preschools, schools, child care centres, and a range of other community locations.


Further information

If you would like information or free advice, speak to someone in our friendly team on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.


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